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Shoulder Pain

Your shoulder is the most mobile joint in your body. In other words, we can put our shoulders and arms in more positions than any other part of our bodies. It is for this reason that when there is a shoulder injury, the symptoms can be wide and varied.

If you have had persistent shoulder pain for a long time, despite ongoing treatment, chances are that your injury hasn’t been diagnosed correctly.

Chiropractors are trained to assess and diagnose shoulder injuries at a University level and at Energise Chiropractic, we pride ourselves in the fact that we can successfully treat those difficult shoulder problems.

Like anything with the human body, the sooner you get the appropriate care, the sooner you can get back on track to participating in your normal activities – professional or sporting. Getting the correct care sooner will also lessen the chances of injury reoccurrence and/or chronic pain.

Signs that is time to see a Chiropractor:

  • Shoulder pain that lasts longer than a few days
  • Shoulder pain when resting
  • Inability to lift the arm
  • Inability to carry things or feelings of weakness in the arm
  • Pins and needles anywhere down the arm and/or into the hand
  • Common conditions we treat at Energise Chiropractic:
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Frozen shoulder/adhesive capsulitis
  • Shoulder instability
  • Referred pain from the neck
  • Referred pain from other muscles


At Energise Chiropractic, our approach is to find out what is causing your pain rather than a quick fix in the area that is symptomatic. This is done through talking to you and a thorough exam of your shoulders, spine and muscles. We don’t rush you out the door, we take our time to ensure that we get to the root of the problem. All treatments include a unique combination of deep tissue massage and chiropractic adjustments. In my opinion this is a more complete form of pain and injury therapy. The results will speak for themselves.


Pribicevic et al. (2011). A Systematic Review of Manipulative Therapy for the Treatment of Shoulder Pain. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 33(9), pp. 679-689.

Pribicevic et al. (2009). An Epidemiologic Survey of Shoulder Pain in Chiropractic Practice in Australia. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 32(2), pp. 107-117.

Quillen et al. (2004). Acute Shoulder Injuries. American Family Physician, 70(10), pp. 1947-1954.